Somewhere in the process of watching Marvel movies, and then Star Wars movies, in theaters, my kids wanted to watch them as soon as possible, which meant the Friday they were released. Some Fridays, that worked; many of those Fridays were already booked. The May Marvel releases were always the night of our co-op concert, and the December Star Wars releases were always the weekend we celebrate Christmas with my family at my sister's house. We discovered that they were not advertised as such, but often released the Thursday night before. It quickly became our tradition to see the movies on the Thursday of their release, which is the first day they are available in theaters. We surprised the kids with IMAX tickets to see Rogue One in December of last year.
Standing at the bus stop with Ms. Quality Time and Tenderheart yesterday, Ms. QT reminded me that Thor: Ragnarok opens this weekend, and wanted to know if we were going last night. I looked into it, and considered it. Then, Little Man's soccer practice was canceled, Ms. Quality Time's Scholar's Bowl match was a single instead of a double, and I thought we could make it work. Unfortunately, there was an event planned for the marching band after practice, that was mentioned a month ago, but not again, and Tenderheart had to miss it to go with us. I felt a little badly about that because she would have enjoyed it, but all the memos said 4-6, and nothing else. We went to the 7:00 showing at our local theater. I made a few of my hard working soccer friends